Chin surgery - also referred to as chin augmentation - is an effective means to enhance facial definition and build a more exact profile.
This simple and safe plastic surgery procedure uses implants to change the underlying structure of the face, providing a more harmonious balance to your facial features.
Often chin surgery is combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty (surgically correcting the shape of the nose) or facial liposuction to achieve the most dramatic and effective aesthetic outcome.
What is Chin Surgery?
Chin surgery is a plastic surgery technique aimed at reshaping or enhancing the size of the chin. It can be done either by inserting an implant or by moving/reshaping the existing bones.
For many patients, chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features, improving your self-confidence and appearance.
When Should I Consider Chin Surgery?
Chin surgery can correct a number of facial concerns including:
- Natural imbalances of the chin with the jawline
- Receding chins caused by genetics
- ‘Weak chins’ due to excess fatty tissue
- Shorter necks
Your plastic surgeon may also suggest a chin augmentation as an alternative or combination to other facial plastic surgeries such as a necklift or facelift.
Am I a Candidate for Chin Surgery?
A chin surgery carried out by a board-certified plastic surgeon can benefit both male and female patients alike. The best candidates are those who are physically healthy and are:
- At least 20 years old
- Free of any serious medical conditions
- Realistic about the outcome of the surgery
During a presurgical consultation, our skilled and dedicated team can help determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for chin surgery.
What are the Benefits/Risks of Chin Surgery?
A chin surgery procedure can provide enormous benefits for patients. However, before deciding on any plastic surgery, it is important to fully understand the associated risks and benefits.
This will enable you to make an informed decision about whether or not the procedure is right for you.
|A simple, outpatient procedure||Swelling for several weeks or months while the chin bone heals|
|Can create a harmonious facial balance||Risk of infection|
|Improve the appearance of your chin and improve your self-esteem||Risk of nerve damage causing numbness in the lower lip and chin|
|When performed by a skilled & certified plastic surgeon, a chin surgery is a very safe and effective procedure.||Adverse reaction to anesthesia|
One of our plastic surgeons will help guide you in the process of deciding whether or not a chin augmentation is right for you.
During the consultation, the full risks and benefits will be discussed to ensure you are comfortable with your decision.
To find out more about the costs and benefits of chin surgery, contact our Kelowna surgical centre today at 250-868-9799 or toll free at 877-505-8895.